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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AC89 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Seizure and Forfeiture Procedures 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to amend our regulations that establish procedures relating to property seized and administrative forfeiture under various laws we enforce. This revision is intended to provide uniform guidance for the bonded release, appraisement, administrative proceeding, petition for remission, and disposal of items subject to forfeiture. Also, we intend these revisions to provide for greater consistency of Service seizure and forfeiture procedures with those of the U.S. Customs Service. We published our proposed rule in 1995. In August 2000, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) became law. Because CAFRA mandated many changes to 50 CFR 12 that affect our 1995 proposal, we published a second proposed rule.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 12   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/27/1995  60 FR 58468   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/26/1996    
Second NPRM  06/17/2016  81 FR 39848   
Second NPRM Comment Period End  08/16/2016 
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Paul Beiriger
Special Agent in Charge
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Branch of Investigations, Office of Law Enforcement, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: OLE,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Phone:703 358-1949
Fax:703 358-1947